SANTA FE – The New Mexico Human Services Department announced that New Mexico households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will once again receive the maximum amount for their household size for the month of November.

Beginning in March of 2020, SNAP households that were not already receiving the maximum SNAP benefit amount for their household size received an increase to their benefits to bring them to the maximum amount each month. These increases were made to help reduce food insecurity for New Mexicans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This has been a challenging time for New Mexicans and HSD will continue to do all that we can to keep families fed, “said Karmela Martinez, director of HSD’s Income Support Division which administers the SNAP program, formally known as food stamps.

SNAP households will automatically receive the additional allotment in the same way they receive their current benefits. SNAP recipients with a regular issuance date of Nov. 1-7 will receive a supplement on Nov.7, 2020. SNAP recipients with a regular issuance date of N0v. 8-30 will receive their benefits and the supplement on their regular issuance date.

Individuals seeking to apply for SNAP benefits may apply online through or by phone at 1-800-283-4465. Newly approved SNAP recipients will be eligible for the supplemental benefit.

On the next page is a table that reflects the maximum monthly allotment per household size.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAPOct. 1, 2020 – Sept. 30, 2021

Household SizeMaximum SNAP Monthly Allotment
+ Each Additional Person+$153

The Human Services Department provides services and benefits to more than 1 million New Mexicans through several programs including: the Medicaid Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Child Support Program, and several Behavioral Health Services.